The Thorn Bearer (Penned in Time) by Pepper D. Basham

The Thorn Bearer

Ashleigh must choose between the forgiveness of her past, life in the present, and a Savior who can rescue her from them all. Last fall you may have seen other bloggers on the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance participate in a blog tour for the first in a long-awaited novel from author Pepper D. Basham. I signed up for the tour, but through a glitch it was an extended period of time before I got my hands on a copy of the book, but at long last it arrived. (You can also get it on Kindle for less than $4 last I checked!) If you would like to read the first chapter of Thornbearer, go HERE. and Coming Soon!

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Far in the Wilds (eNovella) by Deanna Raybourn {Review}

Far in the Wilds novella Review

Last night I finished reading Far in the Wilds, the prequel novel to A Spear of Summer Grass. A few years ago I started to read ASoSG but was turned off by the over sexual nature of the story. After recently reading A Curious Beginning, I decided I would give this saga another try because I do so enjoy Deanna Raybourn‘s writing. This week I started reading ASoSG again and when I came across the introduction of the character Ryder, I decided I wanted a little background on his story. So I hiatus ASoSG and picked up FitW. Far in the Wilds was a great read. I got it when it was a freebie on Kindle, but I have noted that it is also available in the Overdrive R.E.A.D.S. Library system as a digital book as well. It apparently translates to about 54 physical pages and I read it in about. . .

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Early 20th Century Romance Book List (in pictures)

Consider this a work-in-progress, because I’m sure I won’t catch everything in one attempt. I was talking to my mama the other day and she mentioned she was truly enjoying reading books set during the early 1900’s and WWI era, so I decided that I would try to make her a list of recommendations in my genres. I have to agree, I’ve been reading quite a few books set in the 1890s-1925 and I’m enjoying myself as well. Here are a few that I’ve read and even more that I’d like to read. Please comment with your suggestions! I’m including the following time periods: 1878-1905 Gilded Age 1901-1919 Edwardian Era 1914-1918 US WWI I’ll save the 1880-1900 US Turn of Century, 1929-1939 US Great Depression, and 1939-1945 US WWII post(s) for another day…  *What’s the difference between my 1880-1900 and 1878-1905 time frames you ask? Well it seems to be that. . .

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Coming Soon from the Pen, Please Welcome Stacy Henrie!

What made you interested in writing Christian Historical Fiction? Do you write any other genres?

I’ve always loved history, romance, and historical fiction, so writing historical romances came pretty naturally.

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Hope at Dawn (Of Love and War, #1) in stores now!

With her brothers away fighting the Great War overseas, Livy Campbell desperately wants to help her family. Her chance comes when she meets a handsome stranger who lands her a job as a teacher in a place far from her parents’ farm. But the war casts a long shadow over the German-American town that Livy now calls home—and the darkness will test everything she thought she knew about family and love . . .

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Coming Soon from the Pen, Please welcome back, Anne Mateer!

It was last July when I first had Anne by for a very wonderful Coming Soon from the Pen post, and today I want to welcome her back! Please note, links may be affiliate links. This does not affect your price, but may give me a few pennies to support my homeschool and book buying habits. Thank you. Time seems to fly. It seems it was only a few years ago when you published your first book Wings of a Dream (on sale for $6 when I last checked!). How has being published changed your life? Publication has been an interesting journey. While I went into it with my eyes more wide open than most–I’d walked through the process many times with my longtime critique partner and friend, Mary DeMuth–I have still been surprised at how publication has changed my writing and my days. No matter how you slice it, once. . .

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Ashton Park by Murray Pura (The Danforths of Lancashire, #1)

Readers will follow Ashton Park’s charming upstairs/downstairs characters through the perils of war and the affairs of the heart with relish—and with an eye to the sequel coming in Fall 2013.

Book One in The Danforths of Lancashire series

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Creative Madness from Historical Author Anne Mateer

My debut novel, Wings of a Dream, released this past September. After the excitement over that book died down, people began asking about my upcoming book, which releases this September. When the question arises, I usually hesitate for a moment, trying to quiet the flip-flop of my stomach.   “It’s about a girl who is passionate about missions and auto racing—in 1916.”   Blank stares. Or confused ones. It’s obviously not the missions part that throws people. It’s the auto racing. The first question I usually hear is, “They raced cars back then?” “They sure did,” I reply. “And at speeds near 100 mph.” Eyebrows usually shoot sky high about now. How in the world, you might ask, did such a story come into being? To be honest, I’m not really sure! While doing some general research in the time period of 1910-1920, I ran across an article about an. . .

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Wings of A Dream by Anne Mateer {Preview}

Rebekah Hendricks dreams of a life far beyond her family’s farm in Oklahoma, and when dashing aviator Arthur Samson promised adventure in the big city, she is quick to believe he’s the man she’s meant to marry. While she waits for the Great War to end and Arthur to return to her so they can pursue all their plans, her mother’s sister falls ill. Rebekah seizes the opportunity to travel to Texas to care for Aunt Adabelle, seeing this chance to be closer to Arthur’s training camp as God’s approval of her plans.

But the Spanish flue epidemic changes everything. Faced with her aunt’s death, Arthur’s indecisiveness, and four children who have no one else to care for them, Rebekah is torn between the desire to escape the type of life she’s always led and the unexpected love that just might change the dream of her heart.

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Wings of a Dream by Anne Mateer in stores now!

Wings of a Dream by Anne Mateer Debut Author Delivers Sweet, Heartwarming Historical Fiction Rebekah Hendricks dreams of a life far beyond her family’s farm in Oklahoma, and when dashing aviator Arthur Samson promises adventure in the big city, she is quick to believe he’s the man she’s meant to marry. While she waits for the Great War to end and Arthur to return to her so they can pursue all their plans, her mother’s sister falls ill. Rebekah seizes the opportunity to travel to Texas to care for Aunt Adabelle, seeing this chance to be closer to Arthur’s training camp as God’s approval of her plans. But the Spanish flu epidemic changes everything. Faced with her aunt’s death, Arthur’s indecisiveness, and four children who have no one else to care for them, Rebekah is torn between the desire to escape the type of life she’s always led and the. . .

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Springtime of the Spirit in stores now…

Springtime of the Spirit by Maureen Lang By the fall of 1918, the Great War has ended and the world is at peace, but there is little to celebrate in Germany. After four years fighting for his homeland, Christophe Brecht returns only to find there is little left of what he once called home. So when family friends ask him to travel to Munich to bring back their runaway daughter, Christophe agrees. When he finally locates Annaliese Duray, he discovers she is far from the girl he once knew. Headstrong, idealistic, and beautiful, she is on the front lines of the city’s political scene, fighting to give women and working class citizens a voice in Germany’s new government. As the political upheaval ignites in Munich, so does the attraction between Annaliese and Christophe. With an army from Berlin threatening to squash everything Annaliese has worked for, both she and Christophe. . .

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A Movie and Memory Prize Package!

Sarah Sundin presents The Movies and Memories Giveaway in honor of book 2 in the Wings of Glory series. A Memory Between Us is available for purchase wherever fine books are sold. From the English countryside to the perilous skies over France, A Memory Between Us takes you on a journey through love, forgiveness, and sacrifice. To celebrate Sarah is giving one lucky winner A Movie and Memory Prize Package! One grand prize winner will receive: * Make-your-own-photo book from Mypublisher.com (Capture your own Memories) * Netflix Subscription (New or Nostalgic Movies delivered right to your house) * Starbucks gift card (To keep your engine revvin’) *Gourmet chocolate (A favorite in the 1940’s and now) * British specialty teas in carved wooden box (Timeless tradition) * Miniature model of a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber & C-47 cargo plane (Everyone needs a few toy planes) *Big Band music CD (Break out. . .

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Whisper on the Wind…

When the German Imperial Army invades Belgium, an underground newspaper surfaces to keep patriotism alive and bring real news to the occupied country. Edward Kirkland will do anything to keep it in print—even risk his life. Isa Lassone, a socialite whose family fled Europe at the first rumblings of war, now, two years later, returns to rescue Edward—the man she has loved since she was a child. When Edward refuses to leave, so does Isa, and soon she is drawn into his dangerous double life. As the Germans close in on the paper, Edward realizes he has put everyone at risk . . . including the beautiful, smart, yet obstinate young woman who has worked her way into his life—and heart. Tyndale House Publishers © 2010 351 Executive Drive • Carol Stream, Illinois 60188 Trademarks | Privacy Policy 

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In Every Heartbeat in stores now!

Brand new from Bethany House Publishers is the latest from Kim Vogel Sawyer following up on her previous novel My Heart Remembers is In Every Heatbeat. Yet I hear that it is great as a stand alone as well. Three best friends, three cherished dreams, three searching hearts… As three friends who grew up in the same orphanage head off to college together, they each harbor a special plan for the future. Libby Conley hopes to become a famous journalist. Pete Leidig believes God has called him to study to become a minister. And Bennett Martin plans to pledge a fraternity, find a place to belong, and have as much fun as possible. But as tensions rise around the world on the brink of World War I, the friends’ differing aspirations and opinions begin to divide them, as well. When Libby makes a shocking discovery about Pete’s family, will it. . .

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Whisper on the Wind in stores now!

Brand new from Tyndale House Publishers is Whisper on the Wind by Maureen Lang (The Great War, #2) [iframe http://books.google.com/books?id=CZ7lIdpO-XsC&lpg=PP1&dq=1414324367&pg=PP1&output=embed 700 800] In Brussels at the height of WWI, a small, underground newspaper is the only thing offering the occupied city hope—and real news of the war. The paper may be a small whisper among the shouts of the German army, but Edward Kirkland will do anything to keep it in print. Meanwhile, Isa Lassone, a Belgian-American socialite whose parents whisked her to safety at the start of the war, sneaks back into the country to rescue those dearest to her: Edward and his mother. But Edward refuses to go, and soon Isa is drawn into his secret life printing the newspaper . . . And into his heart.

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The Crimson Cipher by Susan Page Davis

IT’S 1915, AND EMMA SHUSTER HAS FAR TOO MUCH ON HER MIND TO ENTERTAIN NOTIONS OF ROMANCE…

A female Navy cryptographer seeks to save lives…and uncover her father’s killers.

In 1915, German sympathizers escalated acts of sabotage in the United States to keep the nation from joining in the war. With enemies lurking at every turn, whom can Emma trust? Is romance the true motive behind her tow suitors advances? Or could one-or both of them-have traitorous intentions in mind?

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